School of Music

Dr. Heather Zosel
Heather Zosel

Office Location: 205 Sallee Hall
Office Phone: 509.560.0552
Title: Assistant Professor

Heather Zosel, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Western Illinois University, holds a DMA in choral conducting at the University of Arizona, where she studied under Bruce Chamberlain and Elizabeth Schauer. While at the UA, Ms. Zosel was Assistant Director of the University Community Chorus, and served as collegiate president of the American Choral Directors Association. She sang in the Arizona Choir, Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Musica Sonora, Tucson Chamber Artists, and Coro, and has been featured in performances of Mozart's Vesperae solennes de Confessore, Handel's Messiah and Bach's St. John Passion.

Ms. Zosel holds a BM in music education and an MA in choral conducting, both from Washington State University, where she studied under Lori Wiest. She sang in the Washington State University Madrigal Singers and Concert Choir; performed in opera and musical theatre choruses for productions of Die Fledermaus, She Loves Me, Carmen and High Society; and also received the prestigious Presser Award for outstanding scholarship and musical ability.

Ms. Zosel recently completed a one-year contract at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she was Interim Director of Choral Activities. Before receiving her doctorate, she served as Director of Choirs and Bands at Oroville High School, and conductor of the Okanogan Valley Orchestra Chorus, both in Washington State. She is active in musical theatre and has served as chorus master, vocal coach and accompanist for three production companies in the Okanogan Valley area, for shows including Grease, Bye Bye Birdie, and Cats.